PRINCE GEORGE – Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond and Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris congratulate Keith Laboucan for being recognized with this year’s Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer award for Road Rescue.

Keith Laboucan has been responding to highway and road rescue emergencies and serving his community for over a decade.

“Keith Laboucan is an example of the leadership that makes our province strong,” Bond said. “This is a significant provincial award recognising his commitment and dedication to keeping northern residents safe.”

Keith was named chief of the Prince George Regional Highway Rescue organization in 2009. His commitment to the volunteer service is exemplary. Living by the motto, “Us, Me, Them,” he treats every member of his team as family. Keith was nominated for this award by a colleague who stated: “He provides us with a moral compass to be better than we were before.”

“Congratulations Keith Laboucan, on receiving this honour,” Morris said. “Our region is better served because of your unwavering commitment to provide rescue services to the rural areas of our community.”

B.C. Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton recognized the outstanding achievements of six emergency volunteers across the province in a special ceremony at the Legislature in Victoria. Public Safety Lifeline Volunteers (PSLVs) conduct air and ground searches, help the victims of serious car accidents, set up networks of volunteer teams and co-ordinate services for victims of natural disasters.

There are more than 10,000 PSLVs throughout the province who respond to an average of 6,000 incidents a year. Each year, volunteers are recognized for their outstanding contributions in the following specialized categories: PEP Air, Emergency Social Services, Radio Communications, Road Rescue, Search and Rescue and Lifetime Achievement.

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